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Monday, July 21, 2008

Monday Slow Summer Meet and Greet

(from the personal photos of Mompriest)

In these long slow days of summer, as July winds to an end and August is around the we take vacation or begin to prepare kids to go back to school...things are also quiet on the Meet and Greet fact very quiet.

Thankfully I have, in reserve, an interview from Singing Owl. YAY!!! So, give a big revgals greeting to SO:

Where do you blog?
The Owl’s Song here.

What are your favorite non-revgal blog pal blogs? I could name several, but I’ll just pick one. It belongs to a long-time cyber friend who (like me) also seems rather mixed up—a fact he cheerfully acknowledges. He’s so mixed up that he calls himself a platypus. Darrell Pursiful is a Baptist with liturgical sympathies, charismatic friends, wise thoughts, scholarly inclinations, a kind wife and a brilliant little girl. Go visit him here

What gives you joy? Music. Which kind depends on the mood I’m in. Maybe Beethoven, Bach, Chopin for a classical mood, folk music, classic rock, hymns, praise and worship music, jazz, blues. I love it all, except rap. And a beautiful day gives me joy. Sun, blue sky, warmth, birds—“They’re coming to take me away, ha ha….” And then there is our one and only grandchild, Trinity Ann, about whom my blog readers know more than they ever wanted to know.

What is your favorite sound? I’m not good at picking one “favorite.” Here are a couple, okay? Water sounds—all of them, but particularly the sound of a brook or stream running over rocks. A baby’s laughter. My husband’s voice in my ear. Wind. A calliope.....I’ll stop now.

What do you hope to hear once you enter the pearly gates? Hello, slowpoke! And look who else is here! We organized a party for you so you can catch up with everyone.

Seriously? I want to hear that I did what I was placed on earth to do--and thus pleased the One who created me.

You have up to 15 words, what would you put on your tombstone? She did the hard thing in spite of adversity. Thus, she won.

Write the first sentence of your own great American novel. With one last glance behind her, the woman sobbed, “Oh, God, make this the right choice!” and she yanked the door open and fell into the room beyond, spent.

What color do you prefer your pen? I don’t care what color it is as long as it writes smoothly and cleanly.

What magazines do you subscribe too? Readers’ Digest, Christianity Today, Ministries Today, Newsweek

What is something you want to achieve in this decade? Writing a book. I can say I’ve started, but that is all I can say for now!

Why are you cool? Because I have silver hair and still the kids in the youth group talk to me! How cool is that?!

What is one of your favorite memories? Readers of my blog know I recently lost my eldest sister to Alzheimer's. She was someone who had a profound influence on me. A favorite memory is the two of us riding down Malibu Canyon Road towards the Pacific Ocean, top down on her little red car, singing loudly, and knowing there were meatball sandwiches and a stack of books in the back seat. And all day to sit on the sand, listen to the waves, soak up the sun, and read.

Anything else you've always wanted to be asked? How did you ever become so successful? ( LOL!)


  1. Thanks, mompriest and Singing Owl!
    We will have new members next time, check on the fifth Monday! Summer has been a busy time for your webring administrator (ahem, me), and I am just catching up.
    And here's a reminder for next Monday: we'll be discussing The Faith Club. If you haven't read it yet, there is still time! The link will take you to Amazon; if you purchase the book this way, it will be a modest benefit to RevGalBlogPals, Inc, and help fund BE 2.0!!

  2. Love the picture.

    Singing Owl, you are the best!
    So how did you become so successful?
    I believe there is a novel waiting for you to write it....

  3. Well, you see Abi,f someone asks me that question it means that I actually AM successful. It's not that I am. It is that I want to be, and actually I fear failure. I want to act out of a motivation of seeking success (God's view anyhow) rather than fearing failure, and it is a hard thing for me to do.

  4. well, Singing Owl, you are successful in my eyes.


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